London Buses route 38
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London Buses route 38 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Clapton Pond and Victoria bus station, it is operated by Arriva London. The route is the most frequent in London with a bus every minute during the morning peak.
Double deck buses were introduced on 14 November 2009 as part of the Mayor of London's policy to withdraw articulated buses from London. The frequency of the route was increased to every 2-3 minutes.
New Routemasters were introduced on 10 May 2014. The rear platform remains open between Victoria and Mildmay Park from Monday to Friday between 07:00 and 18:00 when it is staffed by a customer assistant. On 11 July 2016, Transport for London announced that the customer assistant role would be removed from New Routemaster buses.
It is the seventh busiest TfL bus service as of 2015/16, with 12.3 million passengers.
Route 38 operates via these primary locations:
- Clapton Pond
- Hackney Central station
- Dalston Junction station
- Essex Road station
- Angel station
- Holborn station
- Tottenham Court Road station
- Piccadilly Circus station
- Green Park station
- Hyde Park Corner station
- Victoria bus station for Victoria station
In popular culture
- McLachlan, Tom (1995). London Buses 1985-1995: Managing The Change. Venture Publications. p. 61. ISBN 1-898432-74-0.
- A trip down memory lane for last No.38 Routemaster The Times
- Press Release Transport for London
- New Routemaster bus unveiled in London BBC News, 16 December 2011
- "New route for Ballymena's new 'Boris bus'". BBC News. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- "'Cleanest, greenest' bus runs from Hampstead Heath to Pimlico". ITV. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
- Press Release Transport For London
- "New Routemaster bus conductors abolished in £10 million cut by Transport for London". ITV News. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- Route 38 Map Transport for London
- The Essential...Wiley FACT, Archived 11 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Don't mention the war The Daily Telegraph, 17 March 2007